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Convert kbps to KB/s

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Convert kbps to KB/s

Hi Folks,

can some just let me know I'm right if I say that 2000kbps equals 250KB/s and 4000kbps equals 500KB/s.

Also on 2000kbps I would get an absolute top of 250KB/s as a download speed?

Thanks

John
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Plusnet Staff
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Convert kbps to KB/s

Simple conversion rule is divide by 8, so yeah 2000kbps equates to a maximum download speed of 250KB/s, although remember there will be overheads and other factors that may affect the actual speed.
Snarf
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Convert kbps to KB/s

Yup, 8 bits = 1 byte.

You're right, the theoretical maximum should be 250kb/s download, though there are overheads etc, so connecting at 2000kbps would probably get you around 170-180kb/s download.

Dave - you must be watching like a hawk, beat me by 1 minute, then again I was distracted by the TV Smiley
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Convert kbps to KB/s

Thank you.

I was sure I was right, but someone from Plusnet customer services (who I shan't embarrass by naming publicly) had me doubting myself. :roll:


If someone could give the last customer service rep to reply on ticket no.21343559 a prod with a large stick and each time they prod say 'It is not possible to download at 450KB/s on a line set to 2000kbps' I would be eternally grateful. :twisted:

John
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Convert kbps to KB/s

If I understand it right I think I've fixed it, but you'll need to disconnect and reconnect for the change to take effect.
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Convert kbps to KB/s

Dave, Thank you.

I'm now back to pre-regrade speeds. Cheesy
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Convert kbps to KB/s

Just divide bps by 10 to get a more realistic figure of what max speeds you are likely to see.